Ontario reports more than 1,550 new coronavirus cases over the last two days

Oct 13 2020, 7:29 am

The Government of Ontario confirmed 807 new COVID-19 cases on Monday and 746 on Tuesday, with a combined 1,292 resolved cases over the last two days.

There are nine more deaths and 624 recovered cases on Tuesday.

Cases have been high recently with Sunday’s 649, Saturday’s 809, and Friday’s 939, the highest count to date in the pandemic.

Ontario health officials projected that the province could see 1,000 daily cases by mid-October.

On Friday, Premier Doug Ford announced that Toronto, Peel, and Ottawa would be going back to a modified Stage 2, which includes the closures of indoor dining, gyms, and cinemas for at least 28 days.

Of the newly announced cases, 311 were in Toronto, 135 were in Peel, and 116 were in Ottawa.

Health Minister Christine Elliott reported that over 67,700 tests were completed. The goal is for 50,000 tests be done daily by mid-October.

There is now a total of 60,692 cases in the province, with 51,729 recovered, and 3,017 reported deaths.